Henschel 129 in 1/48 by Hasegawa

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Re: Henschel 129 in 1/48 by Hasegawa

Postby Geek44 » Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:13 am

Well having the right tools helps but I'm painfully aware that not everybody has the luxury of a second airbrush let alone a piece like the Custom Micron B. You know I've had that airbrush since 2006 and this is the first time I've been brave enough to actually use it! It's an incredible tool but I'm not sure I'm the man to wield it either...I probably need to practice with it.
I started this kit as a means to try the paint job. I knew it would be a challenge and I probably haven't quite risen to it. I finished this kit today and it's not my best work but hey...we live and learn. Pics soon.
Next on the bench will be Dragon's 1/35 scale JS-2 chKZ. Another basic kit but I grabbed a set of Friuls and a base update set by Voyager. After several aircraft I'm looking forward to getting muddy. ;)
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Re: Henschel 129 in 1/48 by Hasegawa

Postby McCoy » Thu Jan 28, 2016 11:49 am

Each kit we build is a part of our learning curve. Good luck mate with that old Dragon kit, not one of their best but not as over the top complicated as the Dragon Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf. N I'm currently working on.
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Re: Henschel 129 in 1/48 by Hasegawa

Postby MAGNA » Fri Jan 29, 2016 2:41 am

Still looks to be a really good job to me.

Off the wall a bit here which is unusual for me.....

vague memories of painting a few strips (shorter than they should be) by brush and then gently using the airbrush with no paint to elongate and
thin them.

two things spring to mind.

1. Always worth experimenting.

2. Better you do it than me.
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Re: Henschel 129 in 1/48 by Hasegawa

Postby Geek44 » Fri Jan 29, 2016 5:35 am

McCoy wrote:Each kit we build is a part of our learning curve. Good luck mate with that old Dragon kit, not one of their best but not as over the top complicated as the Dragon Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf. N I'm currently working on.


Yes...I've seen that thread of yours. It looks like a beautiful kit but I've only ever seen that many sprues in a Dragon kit. You may remember I started one of their Tiger 1 kits about four years ago...it was so complicated I had to take a break! Still to get back to it one day.

Back on topic...finished pics of the Henschel here; viewtopic.php?f=55&t=2031
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Re: Henschel 129 in 1/48 by Hasegawa

Postby McCoy » Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:55 am

It's a beautiful kit with perfect fit almost everywhere.
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Re: Henschel 129 in 1/48 by Hasegawa

Postby Whiterook » Sat Mar 19, 2016 11:11 pm

Holy cats!!!!! :shock: I am blown away....Urban's comment applies to me, too.....Ithis is far above my current pay grade!

I really need to figure out that whole pre-shadepainting the seams. I have no clear idea how to do it.
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Re: Henschel 129 in 1/48 by Hasegawa

Postby Geek44 » Sat Apr 02, 2016 7:51 am

Whiterook wrote:I really need to figure out that whole pre-shadepainting the seams. I have no clear idea how to do it.


Easy mate. If you have an airbrush, you can do it. Maybe I need to do a tutorial.
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Re: Henschel 129 in 1/48 by Hasegawa

Postby Whiterook » Sun Oct 30, 2016 12:05 am

Geek44 wrote:
Whiterook wrote:I really need to figure out that whole pre-shadepainting the seams. I have no clear idea how to do it.


Easy mate. If you have an airbrush, you can do it. Maybe I need to do a tutorial.


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Re: Henschel 129 in 1/48 by Hasegawa

Postby Frizzenspark » Wed Nov 02, 2016 12:55 pm

Wow! Love it! I'm sure it was easier for the original crews to paint it then it was for you. :)
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